About Ținutul Pădurenilor

Tinutul Padurenilor (Padurenilor Land) - lies between Mures Valley and  Haţeg and is bordered by mountains Poiana Rusca. It comprises municipalities Batrana, Bunila, Cerbal, Ghelari, Lelese, Lunca Cernii and Toplita and 40 mountain villages. Pădurenime picturesque settlements keep the atmosphere of the past decade. Most of the locals are in old houses over 100 years, wood and festive wear popular clothes in the region. Welcomes travellers with hospitality, leaving the gates wide open in front of strangers. In winter, some villages remain cut off by almost inaccessible roads and long distances to cities. Places were depopulated in recent decades, and most of the people remaining are elderly.

Ținutul Pădurenilor started long ago, superimposed upon an ancient Dacian hearth. In the early second century at the east of Poiana Rusca Mountains is the area of the main centres Dacian and Roman. 

Very close, in the depression Hateg, is the capital of Dacia Ulpia Traiana. It is said that in this area took refuge some Dacian withdrawn into the mountains. The geographical isolation of the settlement allowed Pădurenilor probably centuries among conservation current speech and keeping private entity port, like, say some researchers at Dacian. 
The first written record of settlements in Ținutul Pădurenilor calls themselves simply "Pădureni". 
They are an "ethnographic island" where popular culture is preserved archaic, original and highly differentiated from that of neighbouring regions. The main features of this culture are settlements on the peak location, the hills terraced crops, the moving of the port-specific (particularly women) and the tongue. 
The traditional house 
Peasant farms were fenced with wattle covered with straw and had in its composition, the house itself, barn (which included the barn, pigsty, possibly a shed that housed carriage, sleigh and other tools specific to work on the field) and a hut that served as a storeroom. The house was situated in the back of the yard, always facing the road and the barn was near the road. 
The houses were made of traditional Pădureni two rooms, living room and the chamber, with a separate entry Tarn placed on the corner before the pantry or on the day of construction. Housing attention by their proportions, the roof came to be two or three times higher than the walls. Pădurenilor villages do not exceed the high plateau area Mountains Poiana Rusca.